Early Childhood Programs

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Storytimes last between 25 and 30 minutes. Participants enjoy songs and activities in addition to stories. This is a great opportunity for young children to hear good stories, learn, and have fun.

Please note: Advance registration is not necessary. All children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Spring Session: March 16—May 1

Babytime (Ages 0-24 months): Thursdays at 9:30. Songs, rhymes, tickles, and bounces. Followed by a 30-minute playtime.

Rhymetime (Ages 18 months and up): Fridays at 9:30. Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.

Preschool Storytime (Ages 3 and up): Mondays at 10:30, Tuesdays at 9:30, and Wednesdays at 9:30. Longer books, songs, and movement for children who enjoy a good story.

More Early Childhood Events

  • Spring StoryWalk

    When: Monday, May 18, 2015 - 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM
    Where: Vattmann Park

    Enjoy the outdoors, read the new spring story with your librarians, and finish up with a treat. Can't make it today? Don't worry! Our StoryWalk will stay up throughout the spring. Rain date: Wednesday, May 20.

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  • Spring StoryWalk

    When: Monday, May 18, 2015 - 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
    Where: Vattmann Park

    Enjoy the outdoors, read the new spring story with your librarians, and finish up with a treat. Can't make it today? Don't worry! Our StoryWalk will stay up throughout the spring. Rain date: Wednesday, May 20.

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  • Park-a-Day Challenge: Vattmann Park

    When: Monday, June 08, 2015 - 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Vattmann Park

    Join us for an outdoor storytime from 11:30 to 12:00 when you take the Park-a-Day Challenge to play, discover new play spaces, and promote children's unstructured play. In partnership with the Alliance for Early Childhood and area park districts and libraries.

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  • Park-a-Day Challenge: Townley Park

    When: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Townley Park

    Join us for an outdoor storytime from 11:30 to 12:00 when you take the Park-a-Day Challenge to play, discover new play spaces, and promote children's unstructured play. In partnership with the Alliance for Early Childhood and area park districts and libraries.

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  • Stories in Maple Park

    When: Monday, June 22, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Maple Park

    Families are invited for stories and songs with Wilmette librarians. Please gather near the tennis courts. In case of rain or extreme heat, storytime will take place in the Current Periodicals Room at the Library. If in doubt, please call 847-256-6945. Cosponsored by the Wilmette Public Library and the Wilmette Park District.

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  • Stories in Thornwood Park

    When: Monday, June 29, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Thornwood Park

    Families are invited for stories and songs with Wilmette librarians. Please gather near the tennis courts. In case of rain or extreme heat, storytime will take place in the Current Periodicals Room at the Library. If in doubt, please call 847-256-6945. Cosponsored by the Wilmette Public Library and the Wilmette Park District.

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  • Pajama Storytime

    When: Monday, June 29, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Current Periodicals Room

    Come in your PJs and bring your favorite blankie or lovie for bedtime stories and songs. Ages 3 and up.

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  • Stories in Vattmann Park

    When: Monday, July 13, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Vattmann Park

    Families are invited for stories and songs with Wilmette librarians. Please gather near the tennis courts. In case of rain or extreme heat, storytime will take place in the Current Periodicals Room at the Library. If in doubt, please call 847-256-6945. Cosponsored by the Wilmette Public Library and the Wilmette Park District.

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  • Summer StoryWalk

    When: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM
    Where: Vattmann Park

    Enjoy the outdoors, read our new summer story with your librarians, and finish up with a treat. Can't make it today? Don't worry! Our StoryWalk will stay up throughout the summer. Rain date: Thursday, July 23.

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  • Summer StoryWalk

    When: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
    Where: Vattmann Park

    Enjoy the outdoors, read our new summer story with your librarians, and finish up with a treat. Can't make it today? Don't worry! Our StoryWalk will stay up throughout the summer. Rain date: Thursday, July 23.

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  • Stories in Maple Park

    When: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Maple Park

    Families are invited for stories and songs with Wilmette librarians. Please gather near the tennis courts. In case of rain or extreme heat, storytime will take place in the Current Periodicals Room at the Library. If in doubt, please call 847-256-6945. Cosponsored by the Wilmette Public Library and the Wilmette Park District.

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  • Stories in Thornwood Park

    When: Monday, August 03, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Thornwood Park

    Families are invited for stories and songs with Wilmette librarians. Please gather near the tennis courts. In case of rain or extreme heat, storytime will take place in the Current Periodicals Room at the Library. If in doubt, please call 847-256-6945. Cosponsored by the Wilmette Public Library and the Wilmette Park District.

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